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FAC File Extension

FACE Image Format

What is FAC file?

FAC is a file extension commonly associated with FACE Image Format files. FAC files are supported by software applications available for devices running Linux, Mac OS, Windows. FAC file format, along with 522 other file formats, belongs to the Raster Image Files category. The most popular program for handling FAC files is XnView, but users can choose among 5 different programs that support this file format. Software named XnView was created by Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet. In order to find more detailed information on the software and FAC files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support FAC file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 3 operating systems that support FAC files. Files with FAC extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support FAC file

How to open file with FAC extension?

Being unable to open files with FAC extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with FAC extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with FAC files.

Step 1. Install XnView software

Install software to open FAC file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening FAC files is that no program that can handle FAC files is installed on user’s system. The most obvious solution is to download and install XnView or one to the listed programs: Converter Pro, fromface, Unix. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit XnView website and download the installer.

Step 2. Update XnView to the latest version

Update software that support file extension FACIf you already have XnView installed on your systems and FAC files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. This can be one of the causes why FAC files are not compatible with XnView. The latest version of XnView should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open FAC files to XnView

After installing XnView (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open FAC files. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Associate software with FAC file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the FAC file
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where XnView is installed, check the Always use this app to open FAC files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with FAC file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with FAC extension, select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with FAC extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the FAC for errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the FAC file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

Check FAC file for viruses
1. Check the FAC file for viruses or malware

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the FAC file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the FAC file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. FAC file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Ensure the file with FAC extension is complete and error-free

If you obtained the problematic FAC file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. If the FAC file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the FACE Image Format file.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run XnView

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support FAC files. Close all running programs and try opening the FAC file.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with FACE Image Format file. It may be the case that the FAC files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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